Fruit is green when immature

Ripe berry

Numberous seeds inside the berry

Scientific Name

Solanum pseudocapsicum

Common Names

Madeira Winter, Jerusalem cherry


South Amercia



Distinguishing Characteristics

This is a shrub grows to 2 metres high and has smooth stems. New growth is hairy or sparsely hairy.

Leaves are long narrow, lance to narrow-elliptic shaped, the same colour of green on both sides, hairless, with entire and slightly undulating margins.

Inflorescence (a group of flowers) is single flowered or in groups, and flowers are white and star-shaped.

Fruit is a bright orange-red berry and 10 - 15 mm in diameter.


Sources & References

"Weeds - an illustrated botanical guide to weeds of Australia" by B. A. Auld and R. W. Medd

"Plantnet FloraOnline"


Prepared by Justin KY Chu, July 2005

Updated by B Debrincat, Septmeber 2010